Materials Science | Issues in Education (March 2012)

You’ve heard about the importance of STEM degrees, but how can someone getting a degree in these areas improve your life? In this episode of Issues in Education, FSU President Dr. Eric Barron and WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith explore the interesting world of materials science research. With guests Dr. Gregory Boebinger (director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory), Dr. James Brooks (a professor of physics at FSU) and doctoral candidate Michael Greenleaf, they look at some of the fascinating and useful research that could affect your cars, computers and health care. Among the topics: energy storage and the study of tumors. Dr. Barron also talks about how materials science research ties into future plans for FSU.